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“Pupils”, Bogdanov-Belsky - description of the painting

Pupils - Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky. 167 x 138 cmNikolay Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky artist of interesting fate - human and creative. But, having firmness in character, the desire to become a real artist, as well as the happy participation in his life of the great teacher Rachinsky Sergey Alexandrovich, made Bogdanov-Belsky a famous painter.
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The Annunciation, Juan Pantoja de la Cruz - description of the painting

The Annunciation - Juan Pantocha de la Cruz. 227 x 142 cm. The painting on classical biblical themes has a strict composition and a rich coloristic solution. According to legend, at that moment she was reading the book of the prophet Isaiah. Here the artist did not depart from the tradition - Virgin Mary sits on a small elevation, facing the audience, at the music stand covered with red cloth.
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Portrait of Sonya Knips, Gustav Klimt

Portrait of Sonya Knips - Gustav Klimt. 145 x 145 cmThis portrait may surprise everyone who is familiar with Klimt’s works, which have become the artist’s “calling card”. It does not at all look like the refined, sophisticated and extremely decorative canvases of this master. It seems that Klimt experimented with several artistic styles at once.
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“Spinners”, Diego Velazquez - description of the painting

Strands - Diego Velazquez. 167 x 252 cm The picture was painted in the last years of the artist’s life and fully reflects his mature skill and ability to work with various techniques, reproduce the complex texture of materials. This is a multi-figure composition with two plans, which is very often found on the canvases of the artist.
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“Mohammed on Mount Hira,” Nicholas Roerich - description of the painting

Mohammed on Mount Hira - Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich. 73.8 x 116.9 cm The presented picture is included in the famous cycle of Nicholas Roerich of the Banner of the East, which he created by making an amazingly complex and voluminous journey through the East. In addition to Mohammed, in this series of works, the artist remembered Confucius, Buddha, Moses, Yenno Guyo Dia, Nagarjuna, Lao Tzu and other famous historical figures.
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“Flowers in a blue vase”, Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel - description of the painting

Flowers in a blue vase - Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel. 16 x 24 cm Among the works of Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel there are very accurate and exquisite images of flowers. With watercolors or a pencil, the artist creates not only drawings, but also sketches for painting porcelain, patterns for embroidery, and paints fans. At the same time, he enthusiastically and very realistically draws both magnificent roses and orchids, and simple heliotropes, forget-me-nots, modest wild flowers.
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